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Sustainable Weight Loss: Cultivating Positivity and Self-Compassion


When on a weight loss journey, it's essential to focus on the positive results and set positive intentions based on self-empathy and loving-kindness. Rather than obsessing over a number on the scale, keeping your eyes on the prize can help maintain motivation and inspiration. Here are some strategies to stay motivated and inspired during your weight loss journey:


Find Your Why

Understand what motivates you to lose weight. This could be improved health, increased energy, wearing fun clothes, less or no pain, or simply feeling better about yourself.


Visualize the Change

Create a clear mental picture of the positive outcomes of your weight loss journey, such as having more energy, feeling lighter, and being able to engage in activities you enjoy. Create a vision board or make entries into a journal. Dream big and paint your future in bright colors.


Get Inspired By Others

Reading about the success stories of others who have achieved their weight loss goals can be incredibly motivating and make you feel like it's possible for you too.

Petra has a unique gift. She combines great gentleness with a commitment to her client's healing. Her wealth of knowledge reassures my (always testing!) mind, and I'm learning new ways of being with what--for me--was an untenable and destructive relationship with food. Her holistic approach gives me great optimism for a new way of being--with food, and with myself. - Christine, Client

Don't Look for a Quick Fix

Avoid focusing on short-term, rapid weight loss. Instead, aim for sustainable, long-term changes that will benefit your overall well-being.


Enjoy Your Weight Loss Journey

Embrace the process and focus on the non-scale victories, such as increased energy, improved mood, and better overall health. By adopting these strategies, you can maintain a positive and compassionate mindset throughout your weight loss journey, ultimately leading to greater success and long-term well-being.


Initial Consultation

In addition to the strategies mentioned, I am pleased to offer an initial complimentary consultation as part of my weight loss program. During this consultation, we will assess whether the program is a good fit for you. This assessment will involve a review of your weight loss history, healthy lifestyle, and self-care goals, as well as an evaluation of any co-morbidities and medical, social, or psychiatric barriers to participation.


The consultation will also allow us to discuss setting reasonable weight loss goals, selecting appropriate weight loss programs, and determining the best possible weight for improved health. By offering this initial consultation, I aim to provide a supportive and personalized approach to help you achieve your weight loss and self-care goals.


I believe that by focusing on your individual needs and motivations, we can work together to create a tailored weight management and self-care plan that is both effective and sustainable.I look forward to the opportunity to support you on your weight loss journey and to help you achieve long-term success in improving your health and well-being.


With kindness,

Petra

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